When it comes to birth control everyone has their say. The best method, as we know, is abstinence. But it is also the least fun.
Although spermicide is not a completely safe birth control method when used alone, a new study by researchers from North Carolina State University could change its future. The team has created a new "all in one" contraceptive gel. It is also antiviral and can increase libido, according to a press release.
Basically he just misses the word, then he can mate for us.
By wording, the researchers they used three pharmacological agents in the new formulation: gossypol contraceptive, tenofovir antiviral e nitroglycerine to stimulate blood flow to the genitals.
The gel was first tested in in vitro laboratory tests to determine its spermicidal and antiviral efficacy. Toxicity to vaginal epithelial cells was also considered.
A gel sample containing 10 micrograms of gossypol per milliliter was seen to kill 100% of the pig sperm within 30 seconds. Even with lower concentrations of gossypol, all sperm was eradicated within 180 seconds.
No. That's not all. The contraceptive gel is also an antiviral.
Further experiments showed that the gel also has the potential to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. When tested against a lentivirus (HIV is a type of lentivirus), the facciotutto antiviral contraceptive gel had an inhibitory effect.
About the rat models
To test the effect of the contraceptive gel, the researchers divided 18 female rats into three groups. The first group received the trivalent gel. The second group was given a commercially available gel containing the spermicide nonoxynol9. The third group did not receive any contraceptives.
After mating, females in the trifunctional gel group did not become pregnant. The nonoxynol9 group got pregnant. The control group had six out of six.
To test the ability to increase libido and erectile function, the gel was applied to the penis of male rats. Those who had the gel applied paired more frequently and were quicker to achieve an erection.
All without damaging the vaginal epithelial cells.
Triumph. At the moment.
"The trifunctional contraceptive gel we created has produced higher success rates than any product on the market," he said. Ke Cheng, the corresponding author of the article.
According to the author this antiviral contraceptive gel which can increase libido can improve the safety and quality of sexual intercourse.
Keep calm. It is not yet on the market. Calm down, I said calm down. Leave me.
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.